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and political manipulation. johnson was told they presumed murderer, a defector, was seen by the fbi trying to go to the embassy in mexico city. this is on the johnson tapes. he was very worried that if americans knew all of this, he would be so serious to attack the cuban military, maybe even the soviet union, so he called in the chief justice and he said please leave this commission. .. >> guest: his very close krone think and confidant, he made a place for him by enticing goldberg to get off the court to go to the u.n. where jonathan assured him you could make peace in vietnam with me. goldberg was furious later on that he had been enticed that way. we don't know exactly why johnson did that. he lived through the new deal. he saw how the supreme court repealing important laws of the new deal really hurt roosevelt just as president obama's health care program if it had been overruled by the court, it would have been a political blow. so i think that he wanted someone that he could trust and with whom he was intimate on the court who would quietly keep him abreast of what the court was doi
by the fbi trying to go to the cuban and soviet embassies in mexico city and some of the other associations. johnson's first reaction is where there's smoke there's fire and this is on these johnson takes he was very worried if americans knew all of this they would be so furious they would demand the united states attack cuba militarily and maybe even attack the soviet union. a case in which 15 to twenty million americans and others might die. so he called in the chief justice who didn't want to do it, warren said no. he said people suspect there's a conspiracy. you had better handle this so people can be relieved of the worry that this was with international motive. i love a lot about johnson but that does not suggest that he was appointed the commission hoping that it would just follow the truth wherever it led. >> host: imagine asking the chief justice today to lead such a commission. >> guest: i think not. for all sorts of reasons. one of them is there is a much larger wall between what happens on the court of presidents and johnson had a lot to do with that. 1965 he put on the supreme
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